SAFe Release Train Engineer



At AIA Australia and New Zealand, our purpose is to make a difference in people’s lives through our customer value proposition centred on Life, Health and Wellness . Our vision is to champion Australia and New Zealand to be the healthiest and most protected nations in the world. Our firm belief is that by following our operating philosophy of doing the right thing, in the right way with the right people, the results will come.

At AIA Australia you’ll find the perfect opportunity to bring your wealth of experience in scaled agile delivery to the fore. Join one of the worlds largest life insurers that is committed to driving a courageous business vision utilising the SAFe approach. As the RTE within an emerging SAFe ecosystem, you will lead our charge into enterprise agility.

You will use your well-honed leadership skills to motivate our teams to make the connection between our operational activities and our purpose of Making a Difference. This high impact role you access our decision makers and delivery teams to influence and direct our Program Increment delivery. You will also be an agile leader in our organisation, working alongside our Enterprise Agile Coach to guide and establish an agile heartbeat at AIA.

Reporting into the Portfolio Delivery Manager, you will be a fixed term contractor, who is familiar with specialized roles created for impact. A key to success in this role will be to draw on Lean and Agile principles as they are lived out through the adoption of SAFe. You will assist us navigate towards an approach where our teams become creators of value for our business.

This role will be required to work with internal teams as well as partners and vendors to ensure the success of our endeavours. Location of role: Based at AIA Head Office – 509 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004 This is the kind of people we are looking for: A high degree of self-awareness, with the ability to adapt to varying challenges, conversation levels, and involvement, without compromising your effectiveness. Excellent communications skills, we need you to be articulate and fleet afoot, so that you’re able to finesse beautifully crafted outcomes.

Demonstrable ability to build and utilise a program delivery capability. You know how agile teams and business work together, and you know how to draw out the best from that partnership. Solid track record in translating vision and strategy into initiatives that hold the future state of our business and our customer.

You have fluency in HCD, Design Thinking, and Business innovation modelling. You are familiar with the tools and technics contained within these bodies of knowledge. We would also like you to have: 8 years’ experience in Agility, combined with a solid foundation in Portfolio and Program Management.

Extensive experience in agile delivery across multiple domains and working with remote teams. In depth knowledge of SAFe as acquired through formal certification and practical experienc.

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21 Sep 2019


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